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How do you know if chiropractic care is working?

Chiropractic Care in Fairfax

Pain and tension caused by misalignment of the spine, pinched nerves, and other problems can affect our range of motion and overall quality of life. Chiropractic care is an effective and easy approach to experiencing relief, but you may feel pain and discomfort first. Wait! Isn’t chiropractic meant to make those symptoms go away? How can I tell if the adjustment is working, then? These questions are probably going through your mind at the moment, and the answers are below. If you are looking for a chiropractor in Fairfax, call us at (703) 373-7113.

Treatments produce a new version of you

Therapeutic treatments such as chiropractic care focus on a person as a whole. Chiropractic isn’t about targeting a specific part of the body and getting it over with. Instead, it aims to improve the entire “system” to allow it to function more appropriately. 

Before the treatment can begin, a chiropractor explains how to lie down, and it’s usually face down. The chiropractic table is supportive and comfortable. That’s why it’s easy to zone out during the treatment to the point where you’re not sure the chiropractor is working where the pain is.

Once the treatment is over, you may notice a little bit of pain and discomfort; it’s normal. But you may also see something else. You are more relaxed. You feel more comfortable when walking, sitting, or standing. When you look at yourself in a mirror, you have proper posture, which is different from how you were before the treatment. 

In other words, chiropractic adjustments produce a new, healthier version of you, i.e., the version that sits upright and feels peaceful and more relaxed.

Correcting spinal misalignment makes you more resilient

What chiropractic does better than any other form of medicine is that it focuses on continuous improvement. Every time you come in for chiropractic adjustment, you can improve yourself, and the best way to make it happen is to be more present in the moment. Even though a chiropractor can’t control your body, they can assess your spine regularly and work with you to fix any problem that may occur. 

Thanks to chiropractic, you’re a lot calmer even in difficult situations or when dealing with uncomfortable symptoms. That happens because chiropractic is not about comfort and predictability. Instead, spinal manipulation calms our nervous system, making us more resilient when considered stressful or difficult for the mind and body.

You’re more connected to yourself and others

As mentioned above, chiropractic focuses on a whole person. As nerve pain management or numbness becomes easier with chiropractic care, you’re more likely to become mindful of your health and well-being. At the same time, you understand that having a healthy nervous system changes how we feel in our bodies. We tend to overlook the importance of how we feel in our skin and are usually unaware that the nervous system plays a significant role here. One of the best ways to understand whether chiropractic works is to determine whether you’re more mindful and connected to yourself. You are also more connected to others and suddenly get a sense of belonging to the community you want to contribute to.


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Content Reviewed by
Dr. Gregory Lee, Doctor of Chiropractic Fairfax
Doctor Of Chiropractic

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